Fields across the region look much different from years past and that green vegetation is all thanks to Mother Nature.
Jerry Multer with the Wall Co-op Gin said, "We got the good rain about a week ago Friday. We had around five inches around Wall here and I mean every thing went into the ground nearly because it rained the five inches in about a 24 to 36 hour period."
The above average rainfall has been beneficial for the Concho Valley and especially the milo crop.
Multer said, "The milo is just being harvested right now it is just getting started really good and it's all making well above normal. Probably in the neighborhood of about, somewhere around 4,000 pounds a lot of it per acre."
Area farmers are beginning to harvest what appears to be some of the best milo crop that they have seen in over a decade and with the recent rainfall across the Concho Valley it appears that the cotton crop will do just as well.
Multer said, "When you see a lot of white flowers out in the cotton patch, that means that it has done well. The white flowers is the last stage it makes before it makes a bowl that turns into the lent that we want at the end of the year."
If the cotton crop produces a yield like the farmers are hoping for, Multer says it will be a busy winter for area gins.
Multer said, "We will be running 24 hours a day when we get started and probably run up into January or February again, but that is fine, that is good."